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IAUC 7952: COMET C/2002 P1 (NEAT)}; NEAR-SUN COMETS; 2002eg

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                                                  Circular No. 7952
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COMET C/2002 P1 (NEAT)}
     Further observations made of this comet during Aug. 10.4-10.9 UT are
included on MPEC 2002-P46, together with the following very uncertain
parabolic orbital elements:

     T = 2001 July  7.85 TT           Peri. = 339.32
                                      Node  = 312.57    2000.0
     q = 7.0989 AU                    Incl. =  43.38

     Further to IAUC 7951, D. Hammer reports measurements for comets
detected on C2 SOHO website images by R. Kracht (C/2001 K11 and V6, Meyer
group; C/2001 Q8, R8 and R9, Kracht group--see MPEC 2002-E18, 2002-E25,
2002-F03, 2002-O35), M. Oates (C/2001 L10, R7 and X10, Meyer group) and X.
Leprette (C/2001 L11, Kreutz group).  The reduced astrometry and orbital
elements by the undersigned appear on the cited MPECs.

    Comet         2001 UT           R.A. (2000) Decl.   MPEC
    C/2001 K11    May  16.671       3 37.3   +20 07     2002-O34
    C/2001 L10    June  1.354       4 39.4   +23 15     2002-O34
    C/2001 L11          8.131       5 03.8   +21 03     2002-O35
    C/2001 Q8     Aug. 24.868      10 08.3   +12 00     2002-O35
    C/2001 R7     Sept.12.704      11 18.0   + 5 56     2002-O34
    C/2001 R8           6.814      10 55.8   + 7 28     2002-O35
    C/2001 R9           7.504      10 58.1   + 7 13     2002-O35
    C/2001 V6     Nov.  2.329      14 26.0   -13 22     2002-O34
    C/2001 X10    Dec. 15.440      17 32.9   -22 04     2002-O34

SUPERNOVA 2002eg IN UGC 11486
     A. V. Filippenko, R. Chornock, R. J. Foley, W. D. Li, M. Papenkova and B.
Swift, University of California, Berkeley, report that inspection of CCD
spectra (range 310-1000 nm) obtained on Aug. 9 UT with the Shane 3-m reflector
at Lick Observatory reveals that SN 2002eg (IAUC 7944) is of type IIb, shortly
before maximum brightness.  The spectrum is very similar to that of SN 1996cb
on 1996 Dec. 27 (Qiu et al. 1997, A.J. 117, 736), about 6 days before B-band
maximum; specifically, the Ca II near-infrared triplet is extremely weak or
absent, whereas it was present in SN 1996cb at earlier and later epochs.

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 August 10                 (7952)              Brian G. Marsden

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